TIP OF THE DAY: Hearts Of Palm

Back in the day when we still seriously dieted, we created what we called a luxury salad—absolutely delicious and “luxurious” because the ingredients were relatively costly: KAREN’S LUXURY SALAD RECIPE Ingredients Artichoke hearts Hearts of palm Pimiento (roasted red pepper) Sliced red onion Black olives White wine-olive oil vinaigrette Optional: frisée, radicchio or other salad…
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TIP OF THE DAY: Quinoa Bar

Last month we presented a series of tips to create exciting food bars for entertaining (links below). You can do smaller versions for the family dinner table. A few days ago, we discovered a delicious and nutritious quinoa bar at Fresh&Co., a fast-casual, seasonal and organic restaurant concept for health-conscious people who care as much…
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TIP OF THE DAY: Combine Ingredients In New Ways

Like potatoes? Like acorn squash? We’re crazy about both, so leaped to make this mashup, created by Heather Scholten of Farmgirl Gourmet, and sent to us by Potato Goodness.com. Serve it as a side dish or as a salad. Is this a potato-squash mix with a garnishing of arugula, or a “salad?” Call it what…
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TIP OF THE DAY: Avocado Boat

An avocado boat, Southwestern style. Photo courtesy Avocado Central.   If your principal enjoyment of avocado is in the form of guacamole, allow us to suggest an avocado “boat”—a stuffed avocado half. When our grandmother held her weekly card parties with “the ladies,” their choice of luncheon was Avocado Boat With Crab Salad. Not surprisingly,…
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RECIPE: French Green Beans Salad With Goat Cheese & Almonds

Green beans salad with goat cheese and almonds. Photo courtesy Pom Wonderful.   We love crunchy, al dente green beans as a side dish or a salad course. This recipe, from Pom Wonderful, adds goat cheese and almonds that create a most appealing flavor profile. The green beans are stir-fried, but you can steam them…
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